In an effort to reach out to maximum number of voters for the issuance of voters ID cards,the district administration has undertaken an on the spot issuing of ID cards by clicking photos with digital cameras in each of the assembly constituency.
With nearly five lakh voters ID cards ready,the district administration is on a drive to make sure that all the voters have their voters ID cards for the upcoming assembly elections.
The special drive,which is on till July 29 is undertaken by district collector Chandrakant Dalvi.
The election department has issued orders that the voters ID card should be a must for the upcoming assembly elections.
According to the election department,only 55 per cent of the voters have submitted their photographs. Of the 59 lakh voters,nearly 26 lakh voters are yet to submit their photographs, said an officer from the election department. We will also ensure that all names are registered in the voters list before the electoral process.
The process for voter registration has also been simplified. In order to register and get a voter ID card,a person will now have to fill in form number 6 and form number 8. The submission of photographs and procurement of forms for voter registration have been arranged at all domestic LPG agencies,ration shops and authorised kerosene shops in the city. The department has appealed to housing societies,industrial units as well as IT companies to initiate the process of registration and photo-submission of employees.